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From two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead, a gloriously entertaining novel of heists, shakedowns, and rip-offs set in Harlem in the 1960s.

"Ray Carney was only slightly bent when it came to being crooked..."

To his customers and neighbors on 125th street, Carney is an upstanding salesman of reasonably priced furniture, making a decent life for himself and
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: September 14th 2021 by Doubleday
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Tanesha
Feb 16, 2021 rated it liked it
Good story, reminded me a bit of Demon King Kong. I enjoyed the historical setting in 1960s Harlem, and the way Ray Carney had 2 sides to him you saw and empathized with very clearly- upstanding business and family man and a crooked hustler. I think I'd enjoy another story with Pepper as the main character, his backstory and life philosophy seemed very interesting to explore more. ...more
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Jan 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I’m predicting this will be perfect, let’s see if I’m right 😄
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Not a lot is known about this upcoming release yet, but it's tentatively planned for Fall 2021. Whitehead has described it as a 'lively heist' novel that a bit lighter in tone. It's set in Harlem in the 1960's.

See the announcement tweet here: https://twitter.com/colsonwhitehead/s...
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